The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is hosting a series of virtual seminars from this week to support its members and the care catering sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Across the series, a mix of expert speakers, presentations, demonstrations and conversations will explore a variety of relevant issues to help care caterers deliver continued excellence in nutrition and hydration and positive food and dining experiences, whilst also dealing with the issues facing the sector today and the extra pressures the pandemic presents.
Sue Cawthray, national chair of the NACC, said: “The care catering sector has worked tirelessly and selflessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The vital frontline contribution of everyone associated with providing good nutrition, hydration and care to the elderly and vulnerable continues, be that in a care home or within the community. As our members and the wider care catering sector continue to face unprecedented challenges, we’re committed to helping everyone navigate the next phase of the pandemic by giving them access to the right information, connections and expert support through our virtual seminars.”
Topics range from nutrition and hydration expertise and catering for dietary requirements to important practical support, such as facilitating supplier connections to keep care caterers up to date with the latest innovations, products, services and solutions when COVID-19 restrictions make this more difficult.
The virtual seminars are open to both NACC members and non-members and cost just £5 to attend.
Confirmed seminar dates:
Thursday 22 October 2020: Can food be thy medicine? – experts will discuss how we can fight COVID-19 with food. Speakers include: Jacqueline Dennis, Care Inspectorate; Evelyn Newman and Alison Moyneux, NHS Dieticians and Dr Elizabeth Boaden, Chair of IDDSI UK. This event is sponsored by Simply Food Solutions and Lakeland Dairies who will also be presenting.
Thursday 26 November 2020: Virtual speed dating with the NACC – the NACC’s premier partners and suppliers will present their latest products, services and solutions in just 180 seconds! These bite-sized presentations will be grouped into blocks, with activity breaks throughout.
Thursday 28 January 2021: Catering for special dietary requirements in the care setting – this important seminar will include discussion on diabetes, vegetarian and vegan options, coeliac and restructuring foods to finger food, washed down with top hydration tips.
For more information and to book a place please visit www.thenacc.co.uk/events/national